Tiger Moms at the Science Fair

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Last night was the middle school science fair. It was very impressive. Jane and her friend worked hard and it showed.

The 6th grade had a lot of cupcakes, Jelly Bellys and sweet drinks. The experiments were good with only one variable, and the kids were all able to explain their methodology.

The moms, however, congregated in the hallway and wondered which moms helped their kids along while we all said, “Not me but…” It seems impossible that we’d have a class of 24 kids and not one mom who whipped out her crafting kit to perfect a science experiment. I know these kids well, and I’m pretty sure they all did their own work. All of it.

But I know there was at least one mom who said, “Don’t you think you need to add a graph to that?”

Which is kinda awesome.